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moving lips can mean only one thing


This weekend I mentioned that Hillary had done it again, exaggerating her foreign affairs credentials by making up a story about being sent by her husband into dangerous territory in Bosnia, and experiencing a harrowing corkscrew landing in Tuzla in which she supposedly had to sprint from the plane across the tarmac dodging sniper fire.

Her campaign has just responded saying she'd "misspoke" this one time.


Of course she is supposed to have "misspoke" despite the fact she was reading from a prepared speech:


If you'd read my journal of December 31, 2007:


you'd immediately know that this was not the first time she "misspoke".

She said the exact same thing in Dubuque, Iowa in December, arguing against her critics then that she'd risked her life on White House missions in the 1990s, including the now infamous "hair-raising flight into Bosnia that ended in a 'corkscrew' landing and a sprint off the tarmac to dodge snipers."

"I don't remember anyone offering me tea," she quipped, responding to critics that have alleged her responsibilities were mostly ceremonial.

Apparently, Clinton only feels it necessary to admit her "misstatements" (whopper fibs) when the actual proof that refutes her lies have been publicized in places like YouTube and elsewhere.

The circus never ends. It'd be so nice to know people pay attention to this stuff, but politicians get away with this baloney and bravado because most people don't. I wonder why it took almost three months for this story to surface? *lol*

Remember - where you heard it first!


Find a wheel and it goes round, round, round
As it skims along with a happy sound
As it goes along the ground, ground, ground
Till it leads you to the one you love



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Mar. 25th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Not that I consider Hillary a war hero or anything, but what about the Shrub's glorious days as a fighter pilot? His Guard time was clearly a dodge to avoid the military service. In many ways I do not fault him on that. My dad did the same thing. A lot of people did not support the war, it was pretty common.

What does it say when the young Prince of England goes off to (the Shrub's) war and goes to some measure to stay under cover and not risk exposure that would endanger his unit and is reported to have done an admirable job; but the Shrub dodged serving in combat, and even dodged his dodge and failed to meet the terms of his agreements.

While I think Hillary is silly to invent or overstate her business, she is not the only one to do so. Not only that, but it is quite possible that some fat headed airman might have overstated the danger to her (I've seen that sort of thing happen first hand) - or maybe there was a perception problem in that she thought or imagined dangers that were not there. Happens all the time. At least she didn't skip out on her National Guard service. I am no Hillary fan, but this is yet another "big deal".

At least we KNOW John McCain went to serve. I have seen him jumping out of his plane as it blew apart in the deck of my ship.
Mar. 25th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
You missed your calling. You could have been a pundit for the Clinton News Network.

I always know when I've made a point when I hear either:
1. A silence that is deafening.
2. Someone changing the subject.
3. "Oh, yeah? What about ...?
4. "It's Bush's fault."
5. "Everyone does it."
6. "So ...?"

I beat CBS by almost three months and I suppose I'll have to be satisfied with that.

P.S. The woman lied (again) chuckling and reading from a prepared speech standing next to an American flag, for crying out loud. Her treatment of military personnel when she was First Lady was shameful, incidentally. I wonder how hard the DNC will work to disenfranchise military voters like they did in 2000 and 2004?
Mar. 25th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
You seem to think she is going to clinch the DNC. What I find funny is that you still seem to think I LIKE her. I don't and never have. I believe in being fair. I debated voting for McCain before the Shrub beat him out (though I have to admit it is HARD to support someone who lost a primary to the Shrub). I disagree with a lot of his positions but I have a fair amount of respect for him. As a somewhat liberal conservative I find him more likable then many of the current players.

The party system is disgraceful. I am not aware of the DNC effort to force out military votes. I can see why they would have in the last couple elections, but now they are looking to military voters that are disenchanted with the current POTUS and his policies and want to find someone that is not going to drag this crap on longer then is needed. The RNC has also made great efforts to limit the vote of many who do not lean in their favor - the head of the RNC said two elections ago that voter registration drive efforts favored the Democratic party - this was in discussion over why the RNC did not favor motor - voter programs. Maybe this is because the larger portion of the population is in fact sick of the Republican party Both parties have used this tactic over time. It's disgraceful, but common. I hate both parties passionatly. The system is not logical.

Around 20 to 25% of all voters are independent or no party. Nearly a third are Republican and over a third are Democrats. The number of registered democratic voters outnumber the Republican voters by about 3:2. The independent voters are the hinges that elections turns on. Election drives tend to favor the DNC - simple (the numbers are estimates that depend on the source, but they are more or less consistent with each other given a = or - of a few points either way).

The DNC claims MASSIVE growing support in the military and military families that have become disillusioned with the Shrub. I doubt it is as grand as they claim. I would tend to agree that most of the military people and ex-military people I know tend to be pretty disgusted with the POTUS and people want things to move on.
Mar. 25th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh no, I know you don't care for Hillary as a human being. You've made that clear many times over. You just don't appreciate that I confront and criticize liberal arguments and behavior per se. *hee hee hee*
Mar. 25th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with you on that ... I think you are as biased as anyone else. Yes I think you are more versed then most people, but I also think you inject a lot of your feelings into the mix and that you might put, how shall I say this, ... your feelings on the subject may be dictating what you learn. I don't mean that as a fault or a weakness. We all do it - it's natural. That is one reason I do not feel the need to berate the media too much. Sure it has biases - but there are several media sources out there. People tend to migrate to teh sources that echo their belief. It the media as a whole is drifting liberal it might reflect the trend of the thinking of the market. One cannot say that the free market works that way in terms of one industry and then simply say the market forces do not have effect on other areas. Statistically, the US population is trending towards liberalism - IMHO. So it is natural that the media will do the same. And in spite of that I still feel that aside from maybe the BBC we have the best system of news and information distribution in the world.
Mar. 25th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
The average hard working people who make this country what it is are not and have never been liberal.

I don't have to have any philosophical bent to see the humor, danger, and hypocrisy of Hillary lying, Obama consorting with racist anti-Semites, John Edwards' two-Americas, a political party that would tear down the country to achieve power, a former bloated ex-vp enough farting methane and expelling enough hot air to melt the ice caps on Mars (from Earth), a democrat base that swoons at pretty word, hollywood millionaires that bow down to thugs, driver's licenses and free health care for illegal aliens, a RINO who'd join the leftists across the aisle in allowing another 50 million illegal immigrants into the country and is buyig into the cap and trade scheme, politicians who can't keep their pants on, and on,and on, and on ...

All I have to do is repeat what they say and do, not stick my head in the ground, and hopefully help goad the mainstream media into doing their job.

You can't make up this kind of stuff. I observe and report what I see with a twinkle in my eye and, sometimes, tongue firmly planted in cheek.

These people are ridiculous and deserve to be lampooned, and of course they don't like it at all.

Edited at 2008-03-25 03:37 pm (UTC)
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